Revenge of the Nerds
J. Peter Nixon November 7, 2012 - 11:44pm
As evidenced by Cathy's wonderful post below, last nights election results have turned statistician Nate Silver into a pop culture icon. Exhibit A is a new Twitter hashtag #natesilverfacts that parodies the Chuck Norris facts. The best #natesilverfacts are those that drink deep from the wells of geek culture. I suspect you will be able to understand most of these, but it may help to know that Hari Seldon was a character in Isaac Asimovs Foundation Triology who could predict the decline of empires hundreds of years into the future. Enjoy!Nate Silver can tell you a particles position AND momentum.Pi was invented to sate Nates hunger.Han Solo lets Nate Silver tell him the odds.Nate Silver owns a copy of the set of all sets that do not contain themselves.Nate Silvers samples have only a median and a mode. Because no number would be mean to Nate Silver.Nate Silver can divide by zero.Nate has a proof of Fermats last theorem that fits within the margin.Results ask Nate Silver if they are significant.Nate Silver does not breathe air. He just periodically samples the atmosphere.Nate Silver knows there is no such thing as #natesilverfacts only #natesilverconfidenceintervals.Nate Silver knows whether Schrdingers Cat is alive or dead.Outliers exist because they are hiding from Nate Silver.Nate Silvers great-great-great-great-great grandsons name is going to be Hari Seldon.When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone he had three missed calls from Nate Silver.Nate Silver walked over each of the bridges in Koninsberg exactly once.When Nate Silver cant sleep he counts sheep. All of them.Nate Silver possesses all seven Palantirs.Wikipedia asked Nate Silver to stop adding Dates of Death for people who were still alive.